Laura Sever Blanco

“Government Property Lease Excise Tax (GPLET) and its Future” will be the topic at the Arizona Association for Economic Development’s — AAED — July luncheon.   It will be held on July 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at 2901 N. Seventh St. in Phoenix.

Laura Sever Blanco and Frank Tomkins of Gust Rosenfeld P.L.C. will analyze the impact of the new Arizona legislation on the GPLET process.  They will discuss projects that have benefited from this economic development tool and will examine pending lawsuits and their potential impact going forward. 

Frank Tomkins

The cost of the luncheon is $45 for AAED members and guests, $65 for non-members and $75 for late registrants. To register, visit    The registration deadline is Thursday, July 6 noon. Vegetarian meals must be requested in advance. For more information, call AAED at (602) 240-AAED (2233), or visit

Arizona Association for Economic Development, founded in 1974, has a mission to serve as Arizona’s unified voice advocating for responsible economic development through an effective program of professional education, public policy and collaboration.